About

Find out what makes us different from other boutiques.
 
You're one of a kind: dress like it.
 
We believe that you're not like anyone else, so why should you dress like everyone else? That's why we are a young contemporary clothing boutique for the girl with her own style. We provide a hand-selected curation of merchandise to help you create a look that is uniquely you, whatever your style and budget may be! We are proud to provide a place where our customers can find affordable, flattering, and stylish clothes that are independently designed as part of our private label collection. Our collection features styles that are produced in limited runs, meaning our inventory changes over quickly. New styles are released each Friday, providing a new experience each time you visit!
 
In addition to carrying our private label collection, we love being a boutique for local and regional artisans from our community to sell their lines. We support many local organizations and charities with various donations and partnerships throughout the year, including a working partnership with Community Integrated Services since 2013 providing workplace experience and internships for adults with disabilities. We are proud to be a positive part of our community and make it part of our mission to strive to support our community and its members in as many different ways that we can. Together, we can do great things.

A childhood dream of owner, Emily Scott's, Compendium opened its doors in downtown Swarthmore, PA in August 2012. After 7 successful years in Swarthmore, Compendium moved its flagship boutique location to downtown West Chester in May 2019. Working in tandem with the flagship boutique, Compendium also has permanent pop-up shops, which serve an mini-Compendiums in new regions. These pop-up shops have their own styles to fit the flavor of the market they serve, which means these styles are unique to these locations and not available online! Currently, there are two permanent pop-up shops: at Stainton's in Ocean City, NJ and at Harvey Oak Mercantile in Swarthmore, PA. For more information of where you can shop in person, please visit our contact page.